A big day for Millie at the 2018 Cheddleton Carnival

MILLIE Williams, 11, will be crowned Cheddleton Carnival Queen today (Aug 11).

But first of all she will be on board one of the decorated floats taking part in the traditional carnival parade through the village.

Carnival parade

The carnival will officially open on the Ashcombe Park Cricket Club field, in Basford Bridge Lane, at 2pm.

Gates to the carnival ground open at noon. Lots of activities for all the family – including a fun dog show, stalls and games and refreshments.

The retiring carnival queen, Niamh Corden Le-Petit, will present a cheque to a representative from Cancer Research UK – proceeds from 12 months of fundraising activities organised by the carnival committee.

It is expected to be another sizeable amount to be added to the £1million pounds already donated to the charity by the carnival organisers.

The carnival parade, which will include visiting fete queens, classic cars and fancy dress characters, will set off at 1pm from Harrison Way led by the Longton Scout and Guide Band.

Visitors to the carnival will be able to meet some of the presenters from online broadcaster LASAR Radio based in Leek.

Acoustic duo Northern Lights

Later this evening there will be entertainment provided by the acoustic duo Northern Lights in the marquee on the carnival ground. Admission £5 but children free. Bring your own food and drink!